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LISA DZIEKAN - Senior Consultant

Zach Lowe  

Lisa Dziekan is a senior consultant at Goodman Williams Group, where she specializes in analyzing market trends and creating development strategies for public and private sector clients. She has proven experience in real estate market analysis, economic development strategies, and stakeholder engagement. 

Prior consulting assignments have included numerous engagements related to the economic development potentials of transportation improvements, including enhanced public transit options in the Village of Niles through Pace's adoption of Arterial Rapid Transit (ART) on Milwaukee Avenue, the 175 station expansion of Divvy Bike Share into new Chicago neighborhoods, and the RTA funded analysis of the development potentials of key sites in the Harlem Avenue Corridor for ten southwest suburban municipalities and the Southwest Conference of Mayors. The sites, which totaled 350 acres, were part of a multi-year planning effort to revitalize the corridor. Additionally, she has assisted Pace with public engagement and outreach related to the launch of the Ventra fare payment system. 

Education: M.A. Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago B.A. Marketing and Economics, University of Michigan. Memerships: American Planning Association.Previously, Lisa was a manager in the Real Estate Advisory Services (REAS) Group of Arthur Andersen. In that capacity, she managed the Planning Now contract work for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development. Under this contract, she co-authored a joint incentive package for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, resulting in Ford Motor Company's Chicago auto-supplier park. She assisted in creating the analysis for the City of Chicago's Citywide Industrial Strategy and area specific analysis for numerous industrial corridors, including: North Branch, Roosevelt/California, Paulina, Calumet, Fulton, and West Pullman. She was involved in the economic analysis phase for the Chicago Central Area Plan and in creating an economic impact analysis for the creation of a Heavy Truck Route Corridor. Lisa also prepared market and feasibility studies for private sector clients across the United States. Lisa's early career included working for the LEED Council (now North Branch Works), which is one of the City's delegate LIRI (Local Industrial Retention Initiative) agencies. 

Lisa is member of the American Planning Association and the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha, an honorary land economics society. She is a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in the City of Evanston, and was awarded the Environmental Hero Award for her volunteer sustainability efforts at the community level from Governor Quinn in 2011.